rashes and hives


(Urticaria, neetle-rash)

A localized or widespread eruption of wheals (of variable size and shape), preceded and accompanied by itching (may be severe).

Individual wheal may fade after few minutes and seldom persists longer than few hours.

Therefore when your doctor wants to examine there may be no lesions.

In such case diagnosis is made on the basis of history.

There may be fever, gastro-intestinal or other constitutional symptoms.

It may recur at short or long intervals.

Acute and chronic forms occur.

In acute urticaria cause may be established but in chronic form the cause may often remain unknown.


Food allergy: Shell fish, crustacean.

Drug allergy: some drugs may give rise to.

Parasites: e.g. intestinal worms.

Physical factors: Light, cold, heat or exertion may provoke it.

Fatigue and overwork predispose.

Frustration and resentment are provocative.

Endocrine and metabolic disturbances may play a contributory role.


Avoid suspected causes. Take plenty of fresh fruits and green vegetables regularly.

Skin, itching, burning, stinging, as from nettles , urticaria , after sleep. Urticaria, alternating, with rheumatism , during rheumatism, after - bathing, violent exercise. Lying amel. Warmth and exercise (agg.) ; washing agg. Stings of insects. Shell fish <. Numbness externally. Pulsation externally. Snow-air <. Chest milk disappearing, suppressed. Chest milk in non-pregnant women . Itching of scrotum. Rectum, itching from ascarides.

Arsenicum Album
Urticaria: during chill; nodular; after scratching; at seashore.

Astacus Fluviatilis
Liver affections with nettle-rash. Skin discoloration yellow (jaundice). Eczema. Urticaria. Erysipelas, vesicular. Itching.

Calcarea Sulphurica
Skin eruptions: dry, eczema , herpetic, itching , pimples, psoriasis , pustules rash (Granular) , scaly , suppurating tubercles , urticaria, vesicular . Skin, excoriation (Intertrigo) .

Urticaria: eruptions, tubercles, itching , nodular , vesicular; usually associated with bladder irritation. Coffee <, cold drinks <. Intolerable, constant urging to urinate.


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